14 WorkSafe may require immediate compliance

(1)

Notwithstanding sections 11 and 13(4), where a notice of objection is lodged under section 10 by any person in respect of any notice or requirement, WorkSafe may advise the objector that WorkSafe considers the situation to be one involving immediate danger to life or property, and on being so advised the objector shall immediately take active steps to comply with that notice or requirement.

(2)

Every person commits an offence who fails to comply immediately with any notice or requirement to which subsection (1) applies, and every such person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 for every day or part of a day that such failure continues.

(3)

Without limiting the liability of any person to be convicted of an offence against subsection (2), both the High Court and the District Court shall each have jurisdiction to restrain any contravention or threatened contravention of subsection (1) by injunction on the application of WorkSafe, and to make such order in the matter as to costs and otherwise as it thinks fit.

(4)

No person shall be precluded by any contract or agreement from doing or refraining from doing any such acts as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of this section, or be liable under any contract or agreement to any penalty or forfeiture for doing or refraining from doing any such act.

Compare: 1982 No 27 s 11(8)–(11)

Section 14 heading: amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Section 14(1): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Section 14(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 14(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 14(3): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).